Sensitive law enforcement information about the inside activities of organised crime groups is key to disrupting the otherwise concealed illicit activities of these groups. Accordingly, such information is an important commodity—both for law enforcement to keep confidential, and for crime groups to discover. This investigation arose from a concern that certain sensitive information from the Australian Crime Commission (ACC)—now known as the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC)—may have been ‘leaked’ to a significant criminal target in the form of a ‘tip-off’ about a specific law enforcement activity concerning him.

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